FEMA personnel chief allegedly sexually harassed women for years

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Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say that the agency's former personnel chief is being investigated following accusations of rampant sexual harassment, The Washington Post reports.

A female employee told FEMA Administrator William "Brock" Long she was harassed in 2015 by Corey Coleman, and Long forwarded her allegation to the general counsel's office, triggereing a seven-month internal investigation. During the inquiry it was discovered that Coleman hired men who were friends and fraternity brothers, the Post reports, and women he met at bars and while online-dating. Coleman allegedly promoted the women without going through the proper channels, and transferred others to different departments so his friends could try to initiate sexual relationships with them.

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